The Federal Office of the French Rugby Federation met on Tuesday to "
analyze the legal consequences of the decision of the Court of Paris
Emphasizing that Bernard Laporte was appealing, which resulted in "
immediate suspension of the effects of the judgment", the instance recalls that he "
remains presumed innocent pending the judgment of the Court of Appeal
" and that, consequently, “
He can keep his functions as president of the FFR
Rejecting, unsurprisingly, the opposition's demand for a collective resignation from the Steering Committee.
The Bureau also takes “
note of the total release of its vice-president, Serge Simon
The Federal Bureau also underlines that, “
concerning the breach of trust to the detriment of the FFR, the Court ruled that there was no prejudice against the French Rugby Federation.
The Court notably specified that the partnership contracts with the Altrad group ''were not underestimated'' and ''that there was no impoverishment of the FFR''”